Friday, November 14, 2008

Just like me

O.k. I know that I had a post today, but that was more of a continuation of the day before… but I have a different thought than that on my mind today so I want to get it down so I don’t forget it.
This is a thought that was inspired by my son… He is constantly wanting to do things like me… or commenting on the fact that we look alike. And its really sweet to me… he will grab my glasses and put them on and be like, “Look Daddy I look like you!!!” or when we get our church cloths on he always wants to wear the same color of shirt as me. It makes me feel good, because it means he sees something in me that he thinks is worth mimicking… know where I’m going with this??? If we are “Christians” that means we are supposed to be Christ like. And he is our father… we are his children. I know that he is a far better example than I am, but the only way I can teach my son that is for him to see that just like he wants to be like me, I want to be like Jesus Christ. So many times we take on a life of a “Sunday Christian” and then we wonder why it is that our kids have absolutely no respect for the one who gave them life. The bible says “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). Maybe we should challenge ourselves to be more spiritual and show our children that God is a very real and very important part of OUR lives… and just see if he isn’t a little more real in theirs. Think I'm crazy try it... instead of telling your kids to pray before they eat try praying with them, instead of Telling your kids to treat other people the way they would want to be treated, show them how by treating them/your spouse/ cashiers at the store/ etc. with the same respect you would like to be treated with. Sometimes I feel that one of the biggest failures in our society is that we've become a society that doesn't lead by example... maybe we should start.

2 comments:

stay at home mom wannabe said...

Thank you for this! It made me smile and think! Very good thoughts! Keep them coming!

Jaime said...

Very inspirational, Andy.